EHS offers a wide variety of Instructor Lead Trainings. To see a schedule of upcoming trainings, click here. After selecting the training(s) you need to attend, click on the "Register On-Line" link, or use our Training Registration Form. After you complete and submit the form electronically, you will receive a confirmation email.
Yes, if you have a group of 15 or more WMC staff members who require annual training (examples: Bloodborne Pathogens or Lab Chemical Safety and Disposal) EHS is available to conduct a training tailored to your specific needs. Please contact EHS to schedule.
Click on the appropriate link at the C-14 page (advanced degree or undergrad degree), to see what documentation needs to be brought to the class.
Since you are a clinician, you should attend the Clinical Safety training which combines Bloodborne Pathogens training, Chemical Safety, Fire Safety and Waste Disposal training. Attending the Bloodborne Pathogens training is optional in your case.
To cancel your registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, training title, and date of training.
EHS can send an electronic or paper copy of your Certificate of Training. To request a Certificate of Training, send an email to email@example.com with your name, training title, date/time of training, and your mailing address (box number or full address if off-campus).
A laboratory certificate of fitness is issued by the New York City Fire Department to laboratory users. The certificate of fitness ensures personnel qualified to act during a fire emergency are available inside laboratories while it is operating. See the laboratory certificate of fitness page for more information.
At any time a laboratory is in operation a certificate of fitness holder must be present. If someone works over the weekend, that person must have a certificate of fitness. If the certificate of fitness holder leaves for lunch, all lab operations must cease if no certificate of fitness holder is present. For these reasons Environmental Health and Safety recommends every person working in a laboratory maintain a certificate of fitness. See thelaboratory certificate of fitness page for more information.
Certificates may be renewed from 60 days before the expiration date to one year after the expiration date by mail or in person at the FDNY Bureau of Fire Prevention in Brooklyn. Certificates expired for more than one year cannot be renewed.
AVOID PENALTIES, RENEW ON TIME
Below are the mail-in instructions:
- Mail in payments can be made by check or money order payable to the New York City Fire Department. The fee is $15 for a C-14. Late fees of $25 in addition to the renewal fee will be assessed if renewing the certificate after 91 days but before one (1) year from the date of expiration.
- Attach one of the following: Renewal Coupon (received in mail from FDNY); Part B of expired Certificate of Fitness (attached at bottom paper copy of the certificate); or a copy of the CoF.
- If there are any changes in address, name, etc., attach a completed copy of a Certificate of Fitness Application (A-20) and a letter from the Department.
- Attach signed Renewal Form to certify that the NEW C-14 Study Materials have been reviewed.
All correspondence should be sent to:
NYC Fire Department
9 Metrotech Center
Cashier's Office 1S-5
Brooklyn, New York 11201-3857
For further information concerning renewals of Certificates of Fitness, call (718) 999-0368.
This information is on the back of your Certificate of Fitness card (see card below). Notify the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) immediately upon changing employers. Do not wait until renewal time to do this.
All laboratory personnel generating or working with chemical waste must complete Laboratory Safety Training initially and annually thereafter. A component of the Laboratory Safety Training covers appropriate chemical waste disposal procedures.
EHS offers Annual Refresher Trainings on-line for Bloodborne Pathogens (also covers Clinical Safety) and Laboratory Chemical Safety and Disposal. Both on-line refresher trainings are permitted only for those individuals who have already attended an Instructor-Led Training. For more On-Line Refresher Training information go to the training page.
If you do not have a CWID (first part of WCMC email address, example: abc2001), you can complete annual Laboratory Safety or Clinical and General Safety refresher training by either attending the Instructor-led training again or taking the self-instruction exam in the EHS office. Contact EHS to schedule at 746-6201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The safety training requirements will depending on your work responsibilities and work location (e.g, NYP Joint Commission space). The following website has been created to help clarify the training requirements for clinicians: http://weill.cornell.edu/ehs/training/for_clinicians.html. Contact EHS at 646-962-7233 or email@example.com if any additional assistance is needed.
Once refresher training is completed, the trainee must log out of the MyCertificates page and log back in to see and download the certificate (in the completed section of the page).
In order for WCMC EHS to provide C-14 training and submit a C-14 online application for someone, the FDNY requires that the applicant's institution to have authorized WCMC EHS to serve as its Designated Coordinator. EHS is currently authorized to provide training to laboratory personnel from WCMC, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Rockefeller University, and the New York Genome Center. Please note: WCMC students working in Memorial Sloan Kettering labs under MSK Principal Investigators are not eligible for WCMC training; they should contact Paul Zel at firstname.lastname@example.org.